SUMMERSIDE – April 18, 2018 – Making a good first impression is extremely important for businesses trying to sell their products or services since potential customers will often decide whether or not to return to a store or business immediately after their first visit or introduction.
The Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce is therefore partnering with several partners from the Island’s Acadian business community to deliver a free breakfast-and-learn session on the all-important topic “The Importance of First Impressions”, as part of its Business Builder series, Thursday, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. in the Salon Pierre-Part at the Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside.
The Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, the Wellington Rural Action Centre, the LIENS project and RDÉE Prince Edward Island (the provincial francophone economic development council) are co-sponsoring this important hour-long event. They will provide the bacon-and-eggs breakfast, complete with toast, fruit salad, tea or coffee.
Guest speakers will be Cora Lee Dunbar, the Prince County regional program officer for PEI Connectors, and Alana Walsh, program manager of the newly launched PEI Network (1+1=3).
Both of these presenters have a number of years of experience in business development and in business and leadership coaching. Dunbar’s role is geared to connecting immigrant entrepreneurs to business investment and purchasing opportunities. Mentoring and coaching clients is part of her mandate to assist in the important start-up phases of their project. Walsh works in connecting job seekers, recent graduates and new Islanders with local business and community leaders.
They will therefore be able to provide a variety of suggestions and tips on things business owners should do or avoid doing to ensure that potential customers and partners get a positive first impression of their business, product or service. They’ll obviously stress the development of friendly interpersonal and customer service skills.
The sponsors of the May 3 event will also give a quick introduction of their services. Information about future Business Builder sessions will also be available.
A number of door prizes will also be given out.
Registration is free but those who wish to attend must sign up by April 27 by contacting Tara Maddix at the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce at 902-436-9651 or by sending her an email at email@example.com.
CUTLINE: Cora Lee Dunbar, the Prince County regional program officer for PEI Connectors, and Alana Walsh, program manager of the PEI Network, will be the guest speakers at the May 3rd Business Builder session, a breakfast-and-learn session, at the Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside. The topic will be “The Importance of First Impressions”.
For more information:
Manager of operations
Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce
Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI
(902) 854-3439, Ext. 231